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January 09, 2008


I found your blog through another embroiderer's reading list, and have really enjoyed browsing through it! I very much look forward to seeing your throw once it's finished.

Do you know that you can get silk "comforters" that are made by stretching the cocoons over a frame? it's amazingly luxurious stuff, and it really does feel different. I've got a twin-size one that I use for a nap blanket. The usual form of them is closed up, so you just need a cover like with a duvet, and the fill can come out for cleaning. I don't know if they come in sizes other than bed sizes.

I have some thoughts about Peace Silk too, if you're interested.

Hi you might want to check out http://www.wormspit.com/ about eaising silkworms and using the silk

Hello, I just found you through Spirit Cloth. I have a brick and mortar gallery in Virginia, it is The Red Thread Studio.
You blog is really nice, great information.

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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.


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